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Windows 7: Firefox 4.0 RC out

11 Mar 2011   #31
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just took the plunge into FF 4 RC1 and it was a breeze. All my add-ons and customizations including Extentions, appearance, and plugins are there and functional. It appears to have over-layed the 3.6.15 without a glitch...Good job Mozilla, this is why I like this product...great developers and outstanding product quality.

Easiest FF upgrade ever. Hope the final is as easy.


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11 Mar 2011   #32
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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Did they fix the Text Rendering issue yet
Going into about:config and changing gfx.font_rendering.directwrite.enabled from true to false made it look a lot better for me. I hope its all sorted in the final release.
I did that and it looks the same still. I'm using 3.6 until either Mozilla or Microsoft does something about it
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11 Mar 2011   #33
Windows Sniper

Windows 8.1
 
 

Here is a question before i finaly update it, is it Centrally controlable for Network admins to distribute and control?
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11 Mar 2011   #34
Fayla

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

How exactly does it look for you? It looks just peachy on my end and runs perfectly too.

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Did they fix the Text Rendering issue yet
Going into about:config and changing gfx.font_rendering.directwrite.enabled from true to false made it look a lot better for me. I hope its all sorted in the final release.
I did that and it looks the same still. I'm using 3.6 until either Mozilla or Microsoft does something about it
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11 Mar 2011   #35
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Currently running the RC, everything's fine and smooth.
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11 Mar 2011   #36
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Curious thing; I installed the RC and set it up, speed dial etc. I then installed the latest x64 Minefield version. This is 4.0b13pre.
After the install I had both x86 FF and x64 Minefield installed. They both opened and operated separately.
The only noticeable difference was that FF had Firefox written on the menu tab top left and Minefield had Minefield.
Today, when I open FF I get Minefield. I now just have two different logos on the task bar that both open Minefield, the traditional FF logo and the Minefield blue/black Earth bomb logo.
Not sure how this has happened. It's not a problem as I prefer Minefield but it's interesting that it should have "disappeared" 32 bit FF.
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11 Mar 2011   #37
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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How exactly does it look for you? It looks just peachy on my end and runs perfectly too.

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jr26 View Post

Going into about:config and changing gfx.font_rendering.directwrite.enabled from true to false made it look a lot better for me. I hope its all sorted in the final release.
I did that and it looks the same still. I'm using 3.6 until either Mozilla or Microsoft does something about it
It looks blurry, and it looks like a different font completely than what 3 used. Downloaded RC1 again, and I can't get over this font change, I really can't.
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11 Mar 2011   #38
jr26

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You can adjust the font (type/size) in options/content
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11 Mar 2011   #39
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I know that
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11 Mar 2011   #40
Fayla

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

Well I just Google'd "Firefox 4 RC blurry" and it does seem that some other people are having this issue too. However, I am not. The installer upgraded my FF install from 3.6.15 to 4.0 RC.

There are some posts on Google which reference "Direct2D" as being in use for the text. Also there is the obvious term hardware, therefore your computer abilities or lack there of may be an issue? Perhaps you might want to run the DirectX updater too? I did that on (this) recent install of Window's 7 and it found a ton of "Direct NAMEHERE" updates for update/installation. it may help, or may not, but it doesn't hurt to be up to date.

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lost Colonist View Post
How exactly does it look for you? It looks just peachy on my end and runs perfectly too.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EchoX860 View Post
I did that and it looks the same still. I'm using 3.6 until either Mozilla or Microsoft does something about it
It looks blurry, and it looks like a different font completely than what 3 used. Downloaded RC1 again, and I can't get over this font change, I really can't.
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